Monday, September 28, 2009

Unclear on the concept...again

NYT won't reveal name of 'social media' editor

"Doesn't this seem just a wee bit of a contradiction? You assign someone to follow a group of people, or movement, whose fundamental plank is transparency, but then you won't be transparent as to who that is? Keller declined to identify the editor, saying he wanted to spare that person 'a bombardment of e-mails and excoriation in the blogosphere.' You mean like say um, oh, the Sports Editor? Or the Opinion Page Editor? Or the author of the above piece, the Public Editor? I've never heard of a newspaper having a Private Editor.It all just makes my head hurt." (hat tip: KnoxNews.Com's "No Silence Here" blog)

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